CHECKERTAILS by Robert Taylor

Introducing the first publication from The Robert Taylor Trust and The Military Gallery – fully endorsed and signed by Robert Taylor in his lifetime

22 February 2024



Led by their CO, Major ‘Herky’ Green and his wingman First Lieutenant ‘Art’ Fiedler, P-51D Mustangs of the 317th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group – The Checkertails -climb over the Alps en-route to support heavy bombers of the U.S. 15th Air Force 1944.

Robert Taylor, the world’s most instantly-recognisable aviation artist, remembers the heroic exploits of the men who flew with the 325th Fighter Group in his iconic piece. Few painters have the necessary skill to successfully blend the machines of war into beautiful landscapes as Robert, and his breath-taking work Checkertails – Outbound Escort is a classic example of just why he’s considered the greatest ever aviation artist.

Painted by Robert in 2023 as a commission for a close personal friend, this turned out to be one of the last canvases of his long and distinguished career.

Under his direct supervision the painting was then faithfully reproduced as a fine art limited edition print through his exclusive publisher, The Military Gallery based in Great Britain. Every copy is issued signed by Robert and embossed with the logo of The Robert Taylor Trust, a body established to preserve Robert’s legacy and safeguard the future copyright of his work in years to come.

The Collector's Edition & Artist Proofs

Restricted to just TWENTY FIVE Collector’s Editions and FIVE Artist Proofs worldwide, each print is issued mounted to full conservation standards to include museum-quality reproduction USAAF Wings and the original pencil autographs of the two legendary fighter Aces depicted:

Colonel ‘HERKY’ GREEN – 317th FS, 325th FG – 18 victories

Colonel ‘ART’ FIEDLER – 317th FS, 325th FG – 8 victories

Prices from: £495 / $695


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